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A BIG 3, Joy Sarver and Len Ziehm of Len Ziehm on Golf, and Rory Spears, Editor and Director of Content. Follow Rory on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy.

The PGA Merchandise Show is one place to get golf on the mind for the year ahead. The show itself has products from many companies you have heard of, and some new ones that you have not.

It’s a place for everyone to introduce what’s new, and what’s old but now improved.

As the years go by and things change in our society, they change in golf as well. Players are finding new ways to enjoy the sport we love. The keep score in a new way, or don’t keep score at all, they wear different shoes and apparel. They have lightweight golf bags and head covers with everything from animals to logo’s of the wolrds greatest golf courses on them. All in all this show is where you see it all.

Back by popular demand is the Ziehm and Spears podcast, that tells the story of the show and what two veteran observers have seen this year, below are our thoughts summed up in 11 quick minutes and change.

Click here to hear the Len Ziehm and Rory Spears podcast recapof the 2017 PGA Merchandise Show.

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The Gog Blog has plenty of show stories that will appear here on the site over the next coupe of weeks, clubs, apparel, golf balls, and products, stay clicked in to see and hear them all. RS

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About Rory Spears

Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WCPT AM820 Chicago, he writes for both the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine, and formerly Chicagoland Golf. Rory has played over 525 courses in 39 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, within the golf industry.